UC Riverside to Host Annual Noche Cultural

UCR's Chicano Student Programs will host family-friendly evening of music and dance

Noche 21st annual 2015

Noche 21st annual 2015

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) —  La Santa Cecilia, winners of the 2014 Grammy for “Best Latin Rock Album,” will be featured at the 21st Annual Noche Cultural at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at the University Theatre.

This is an evening of variety entertainment geared to the entire family, presented by Chicano Student Programs, UCR Cultural Events and the Associated Students Programming Board. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission is $10. Parking is $5 per car in Lot 6. Directional signs on campus lead to the theatre. Due to limited seating, advance ticket purchase is recommended.

La Santa Cecilia is a Los Angeles based group that exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music. They use rhythms like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock and klezmer music.

Also performing: Raices Peruanas, a non-profit group of musicians and dancers seeking to disseminate and preserve the cultural traditions of Peru. The group was founded in Los Angeles in 1989.

The award-winning Ballet Folklorico de Moreno Valley High School, led by Elva Negrete, will make another appearance this year, performing traditional dances from the various regions of Mexico, ranging from Jalisco to Veracruz. In 2013, the group won first place at the Quinto Concurso de Danza competition, competing against 40 groups.. The same year the group won the National Folklorico USA Competition.

Making their 21st appearance at Noche Cultural will be Los Romero. This local family brings their special renditions of romantic ballads to the stage. “They are a staple of the event, and it would not be the same without them,” said Estella Acuna, director of the Chicano Student Programs office. “Their presence represents a rich history of music sharing and storytelling,” she said.

Tickets can be purchased through the Fine Arts Box Office by phone call (951)-827-4403 in person tickets are available at the University Theatre Box Office window from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

For additional information contact Chicano Student Programs at (951) 827-3821

Media Contact

Tel: (951) 827-4756
E-mail: john.warren@ucr.edu

Additional Contacts

Estella Acuna
E-mail: estella.acuna@ucr.edu

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